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  10/23/2011, Tishrei 25, 5772

Turkey Rejects Israeli Earthquake Aid

Turkey rejected, Sunday evening, Israel's offer of humanitarian aid to deal with an earthquake that killed an estimated 1,000 people in the eastern Van province.

The offer was made by the Israeli embassy in Ankara, then by President Shimon Peres in a telephone call to Turkish President Abdullah Gol.